8 flowers that don’t need a lot of upkeep

You don't have a green thumb? Don't worry. You can still have a great blossoming front yard and enjoy yourself in a backyard filled with flowers. These 8 beautiful and fragrant flowers can withstand almost anything so you don't have to spend all your time gardening. Your gardening will have never been so pleasant!


In the summertime, there are few things more pleasant than the smell of blooming flowers. Everybody wants some in their front yard as well as their backyard. Problem is, not everyone was blessed with a green thumb, wants to spend their day off kneeling in the garden or even have time to do so, no matter how much they would enjoy it. While keeping your garden healthy can seem like an intimidating task, it does not have to be. It can be for someone who is just starting!

The secret resides in choosing the right plants and flowers. Interested? Willing to give it a try? We have assembled 8 types of flowers that can withstand anything, will look and smell great and won’t require maintenance.

They will continue to live and to prosper even if you struggle to keep your house plants alive!

1. Wave Petunias

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This flower does not need much pruning. Sprinkle a bit of fertilizer, water it often and enjoy its vivid colours all summer.

2. Yarrow

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It needs a lot of sun but doesn’t need amazing soil. You don’t even need to fertilize your yard to get these nice flowers. 

3. Hosta

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Plant some once and then forget about them afterward! This perennial is our kind of plant. Little water, sun or shade, this plant prospers without anything else!

4. Impatiens


You don’t need to have a green thumb to make impatiens flower. They come in almost every colour, and if you get a lot of sun inside your house, they can flower all year. Isn’t that great?

5. Primrose


Primroses are spectacularly beautiful and perfumed. They flower mostly in the Spring and they do well in full sun or in slightly shaded areas.

6. English marigold

Dorling Kindersley

Another very colourful flower!

These amusing flowers come in ons of different colours. Make sure to plant them in a pot with fast drainage and you will appreciate this flower all season long.

7. Daylily


Even if every flowering only lasts one day, these flowers will continuously grow when you water them. 

8. Marvel of Peru


This ring in the shape of a trumpet grows better in full sun, but can take a bit of shade. They flower rapidly and do well in almost any kind of soil. 

Which flower will you plant first?

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